Two junior high school teachers from Utah are accused of sexual assault after police say they individually had sex with the same 13-year-old student. Linda R. Nef, 46, and Valynne Bowers, 39, are both facing first-degree felony charges of rape and sodomy on a child.
According to local media reports, both women progressed from personal talks to text message and phone sex, then to actual physical contact. Detectives say the sexual assaults took place at various homes, parking lots, and parks.
Nef, who taught Utah studies and advised Bountiful's cheerleading squad, told police she had been engaged in a sexual relationship with the boy since October of 2007. Bowers' physical relationship with the boy is believed to have started this past December.
Bowers, on the other hand, is on administrative leave during the investigation. She has been teaching in the district since 1996, though she reportedly was an elementary school teacher until 2006. She waived her right to a preliminary hearing and is now set to be formally charged on March 16.